VW Campervan Rental Hire Scotland, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayrshire

VW Campervan Rental Hire Scotland, Glasgow, Edinburgh

The Tartan Campervan Company offers the best VW Campervan rental hire in Scotland to enable you to explore the beauty of Scotland in comfort without the limitations of strict itinerary associated with hotels and package tours.  Based in Ayrshire and able to collect from Prestwick, Edinburgh and Glasgow airport we can tailor make you hire to suit your every need.  Not only that but our fleet of 6 VW Campervans are unique in style.  Every on of these fun campervans are clad top to bottom in Tartan.  What better way to stand out from the crowd!

What ever part of the globe you come our friendly and professional team will work with you to ensure that you have everything you need to enjoy the adventure of a lifetime exploring Scotland in true Tartan Camper style.  As you drive the length and breadth of this beautiful country you will be guaranteed to turn heads and make new friends in either The Bruce, Jinty, Wallace, Jessie, Hamish or Morag.  Comfortable, spacious, and maintained to the highest standard we also offer peace of mind with full comprehensive insurance and AA roadside recover should any little mishap occur.

Why not follow us and post your holiday photos on the Tartan Campervan Facebook page or @thetartancamper on Instagram #the tartancamper.

Go on be brave, make this the trip of a lifetime and create memories that you’ll relive for ever.

Camping Car Hire Prestwick Airport – The Tartan Camper

Camping Car Hire Prestwick Airport

Coming into Prestwick Airport for a Camping trip.  You many need camping car hire at Prestwick Airport.  With Summer almost here and the camping season underway it’s time to get your camping gear and car hire ready. This is where we come into the picture, at The Tartan Camper we help you with all your camping car hire needs. We will pick you up from the Airport and have you ready in no time for you tour of Scotland.

camping car hire Prestwick airport

 

The Camping Car Hire Look

Camping in Scotland is giving that authentic Scottish touch when you camp with our VW Tartan Campervans. We have different packages to suit your time in Scotland. Whether you are only here for a long weekend or a week you will soon be learning the camping car hire way of life.

Click here to check out our latest prices and special offers.

We have an extensive fleet of camping car hire options. But we would advise to book early to avoid being let down. Generally our busy months for camping car hire bookings are from the April to September when the weather in Scotland is somewhat warmer. However, Sunshine is greeted with a warm welcome and appreciated when it does come to Scotland. Hopefully if you are arriving in from Prestwick Airport you will bring the Sunshine with you.

Distance From Prestwick Airport

Our offices are not very far from Prestwick Airport and will arrange to meet and greet with your camping car hire ready for your adventure across the Country.

The season is here so start your camping car hire trip from Prestwick Airport and book with us today.

Motorhome Hire Glasgow Airport – The Tartan Camper

Motorhome Hire Glasgow Airport

So you are looking for motorhome hire at Glasgow Airport.  This is where we come into the picture, at The Tartan Camper we help you with all your motorhome hire needs.  We will pick you up from the Airport and have you ready in no time for you tour of Scotland.

motorhome hire Glasgow airport

 

The Motorhome way of life

All our motorhomes are give you feeling that you have arrived in Scotland.  We have different packages to suit your time in Scotland.  Whether you are only here for a long weekend or a week you will soon be learning the motorhome way of life.

Click here to check out our latest prices and special offers.

We have an extensive fleet of motorhomes.  But we would advise to book early to avoid being let down.  Generally our busy months for motorhome bookings are from the April to September when the weather in Scotland is somewhat warmer.  However, Sunshine is greeted with a warm welcome and appreciated when it does come to Scotland.  Hopefully if you are arriving in from Edinburgh Airport you will bring the Sunshine with you.

Distance From Glasgow Airport

Our offices are not very far from Glasgow Airport and will arrange to meet and greet with your Motorhome all ready for your adventure across the Country.  Glasgow Airport is the largest airport in Scotland.

So don’t forget to think of us when arranging motorhome hire from Glasgow Airport.

Motorhome Hire Edinburgh Airport – The Tartan Camper

Motorhome Hire Edinburgh Airport

Have you been struggling to find motorhome hire at Edinbuirgh Airport.  Then we are here to help, at The Tartan Camper we can assist you with all your motorhome hire needs.  We will pick you up from the Airport and have you ready in no time for you tour of Scotland.

motorhome hire Edinburgh airport

 

The Motorhome Lifestyle

All our motorhomes are give you feeling that you have arrived in Scotland.  Whether you are here for a just a long weekend or a full week we are sure you will definately have a lot of fun touring with our campervans.

Click here to check out our latest prices and special offers.

We have an extensive fleet of motorhomes.  But we would advise to book early to avoid being let down.  Generally our busy months for motorhome bookings are from the April to September when the weather in Scotland is somewhat warmer.  However, Sunshine is greeted with a warm welcome and appreciated when it does come to Scotland.  Hopefully if you are arriving in from Edinburgh Airport you will bring the Sunshine with you.

Distance From Edinburgh Airport

We are not very far from Edinburgh Airport and will arrange to meet and greet with your Motorhome all ready for your adventure across the Country.  Edinburgh Airport although a busy airport it should not take you very long to make it out.

So if your planning a tour of Scotland give us a call.  Motorhome hire from Edinburgh Airport has never been easier.

Motorhome Hire Prestwick Airport – The Tartan Camper

Motorhome Hire Prestwick Airport

Are you looking for motorhome hire at Prestwick Airport.  Then look no further, at The Tartan Camper we can assist you with all your motorhome hire needs.  We will pick you up from the Airport and have you ready in no time for you tour of Scotland.

motorhome hire Prestwick airport

 

The Motorhome Look

Our motorhomes are all dressed up in Tartan giving you that extra Scottish Feel when you visit us.  Whether you are here for a just a long weekend or a full week we are sure you will definately have a lot of fun touring with our campervans.

 

Click here to check out our latest prices and special offers.  Our customers come from all around the Globe.  Many of which tell their friends and family of what a wonderful experience they had touring Scotland with our Motorhomes.  We believe that a quality experience and providing a wonderful service is advertising in its own right.

We have an extensive fleet of motorhomes.  But we would advise to book early to avoid being let down.

Distance From Prestwick Airport

We are not very far from Prestwick Airport and will arrange to meet and greet with your Motorhome all ready for your adventure across the Country. Prestwick Airport is a fairly small airport so it should generally not take you too long to get in and out of the Airport.

 

Campervan Touring in Scotland

A Tartan Campervan Touring in Scotland

Campervan Touring in Scotland with The Tartan Camper Company is a rewarding and memorable holiday experience…. We love helping our customers get the most out of their campervan touring holiday and we are often asked what the main attractions are in Scotland. It is easy to say castles, mountains and lochs, however, in our opinion, the real attraction is the abundance of wildlife in our countryside….

Campervan Touring in Scotland

Why not tour Scotland’s nature reserves? For example, the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve was the first of its kind in Britain and its superb mountain and pinewood habitats are the place to see deer, eagle, pine marten and a whole lot more. The island of Handa in the north west has magnificent cliffs and seabird colonies. Near Nairn in the east, the Culbin Sands (Royal Society of the Protection of Birds) is a hot-spot for waders and sea-duck. 

The RSPB’s Flow Country introduces the unique boglands of the north, while their reserve at Abernethy interprets the Caledonian pinewoods. Nearby, their Loch Garten reserve features Britain’s most famous pair of ospreys, whose domestic life on the nest has been closely watched for many years from the comfort of their visitor-centre. Close-circuit tv is a feature of some nature reserves and wildlife sites, making easy the viewing of sea eagles on Skye, red kites on the Black Isle, Herons near Lochinver and hen harriers in Sutherland.

Campervan Touring  in Scotland with a VW Tartan Camper

The Tartan Camper Company offer a superbly equipped fleet of great value campervans for rental which will allow you to enjoy Scottish wildlife at your own pace. Our VW T25s are the ideal vehicle for Campervan Touring in Scotland. They are much more manoeuvrable than other cumbersome motor homes providing you with complete flexibility in where your adventure will take you.

The Tartan Camper Company would be delighted to help you get the most out of your Scottish touring holiday….. Please do not hesitate to call us on 01505 504 836 if you require any help or email us at michelle@thetartancamper.com…..Thank you for reading our blog……

Campervan Touring Campsites in Scotland

Useful Wildlife site for Campervan touring.

Mountain Biking in Scotland? Hire a VW Camper to get the most from your trip…

Scotland has some of the best trail riding in the world and is fast emerging as the destination of choice for visitors aware of the vast range of marked trail centres and wilderness riding available. Whither you tour in a VW Camper or Beetle, The Tartan Camper Company can provide you with cycle racks that can accommodate 4 adult bikes….. A camper will give you complete flexibility and will ensure that you can experience as many trails without being tied to hotel locations….

Mountain Biking in the Highlands

Fort William is a focal point for all things mountain biking each summer as nearby Nevis Range have hosted the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup for 7 years now, picking up a multitude of awards – not least the riders favourite – for the event.

For the more moderate mountain biker there are off-road opportunities by way of a huge range of forestry tracks, for example. These include the Rothiemurchus Estate, Glenmore and Inshriach forests near Aviemore with miles of safe tracks through the pinewoods, or further south try the Laggan Wolftrax blue trail. Leanachan Forest near Fort William also offers plenty of waymarked routes (one even uses a disused narrow-gauge railway trackbed, winding high into Glen Spean) while further up the Great Glen and west towards Cannich and Glen Affric there are many trails both waymarked and unmarked. The Northern Highlands also has its share of routes including on the Black Isle, Aldie Burn in Easter Ross and at Borgie on the north coast. Escaping to the quiet of Culbin Forest rewards visitors with a range of gentle trails and the option of joining the picturesque coastal paths.

For a longer route of 80 miles/ 128km the Great Glen offers a good option – Sections of fully way-marked Mountain bike Route managed by Forest Enterprise can be linked with some on road sections around Drumnadrochit to form a continuous route between Fort William to Inverness.

For the more serious rider there are equally good options – Leanachan, Laggan Wolftrax, Learnie and Golspie offer red and black standard trails (one described as “well gnarly from the top down – the toughest black in Scotland?” At Nevis Range, the 2 mile / 3km track descending 2000ft/ 610m from the top Gondola station to the car park is Britain’s biggest downhill and only national and international race location. Existing trails are now being developed at Nevis Range and Golspie to offer an even better experience and Learnie has just re-profiled the bottom section of their Fun Park with a series of jumps and drops but don’t worry, chicken runs are available.

The new access legislation that came into force in February 2005 also gives mountain bikers a right of access as long as they act responsibly making planning your own off road route another option. The Scottish outdoor access website gives more advice on responsible access.

Campervan Holidays for the kids…

Ever noticed how you can take children to the finest view in the country and one of them will ask where the nearest swimming pool is? What you want to do might not always coincide with the kids’ idea of a fun afternoon. Below, The Tartan Camper Company have came up with some ideas on how to keep the kids entertained on your touring holiday…..

Train Journeys and Boat Trips

In recent Harry Potter films the spectacular train chase scene features the Hogwarts Express at the Glenfinnan Viaduct. You can experience your own magical train journey on the Jacobite Steam train from Fort William to Mallaig or the Strathspey Steam Railway, between Aviemore and Boat of Garten, who also run Thomas the Tank Engine weekends.

Go Nessie spotting on Loch Ness, try spotting Bottlenose Dolphins in the Moray Firth or take one of the many other cruises available around the Highlands.

Animals are always a great attraction for children. Mallaig Marine World, for example, offers lots of fishy delights, take the ferry across to Skye, and you can visit the Skye Serpentarium at Broadford. Meanwhile, the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig displays hardier beasts, many formerly native – children will love the wolf pack. There are also places to see working sheepdogs with their uncanny round-up skills – again at Kincraig, and also on Skye.

Tartan Campervan Hire on the Isle of Mull Image

Tartan Campervan Hire on the Isle of Mull

Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Inverness Aquadome is just one of the swimming pools and leisure centres in the area, while other places which help the kids let off steam include Landmark at Carrbridge, which has something for all ages, from treetop trails to spectacular slides. Treasures of the Earth, by Fort William, fascinates children in a different way, drawing them into a world of fabulous gemstones, caverns and mines.

For information on family adventure in the Highlands see the Visit Scotland website.

Tartan Camper Company Camping Tips

One of the great things about hiring a Tartan Campervan is that you get to explore the great outdoors, as well as having some home comforts wherever you are in Scotland.

With the luxury of being able to step outside straight into fields and onto beaches comes the small downside that there is lots of muck you and the kids might bring into the camper. The benefit of having a small campervan so you can easily get around anywhere you like, without having to worry about turning circles, height or weight restrictions, will mean that there is limited kitchen space for the preparation of fresh food. With the privilege of having running water in your own vehicle comes the need to utilise less water than you may be used to, in order to save supplies in between water tank fills ups. These few worries will easily be wiped away with a few tips from The Tartan Camper Company.

VW Camper Water Tanks

We have lots of different sizes of water tanks in our VW campervans but you will need to get used to using a lot less water than you do at home- used sensibly, a full tank should last you a week…

Happy Campers…..

Its best to use hot water and antibacterial washing up liquid when cleaning up after food preparation and meal times but if the rest of your campervan gets mucky, you don’t necessarily need much water to keep it clean- you just need a few good antibacterial products.

Have packs of antibacterial wipes like Dettol or similar around so you can wipe down sides, cabinets, floors and any spillages.

Keep a few bottles of drinking water as it is not recommended drinking from the tap..

Make sure that you have chemical loo cleaner, available from most camp shops, rather than just ordinary toilet cleaner.

A clean camper is a happy camper………..

Tartan Campervan Hire

Tartan Campervan Hire

Beautiful Places To Visit Your Campervan

Explore the Isle of Harris

One of my favourite places to visit is the amazing Isle of Harris, situated in the Outer Hebrides chain of Islands, off the West coast.

There is an incredible diversity in the landscape, from the mountains in the North, to the numerous, unspoilt beaches in the South, the dramatic, rocky west coast and all of the glorious cliffs, moorlands, lochs and meadows. The spectacular scenery in this tranquil, idyllic getaway will really take your breath away.

Magnificent Beaches

Make sure you visit the magnificent beaches of Scarista and Luskentyre, and explore the Harris Hills to discover the castles nestled in lonely bays. Get involved with some salmon and trout fishing, and a game of tennis or golf. Take a cruise to St Kilda, and the other remote islands of the Hebrides, which has been recognised as a wildlife and marine life habitat of world importance, with many different animals and plants including puffins, gannets and guillemots. Whilst sailing the ocean you are also likely to see whales, sharks, dolphins and grey seals. All of the Hebrides itself are great for many activities like sailing, sea kayaking, windsurfing and kite surfing and with the most consistent surf in Europe, the islands are a great spot for surf enthusiasts. Divers can explore a paradise of reefs, caves and forest kelps, all in beautifully clean and clear waters. The Hebrides have a wonderful, unique and spiritual civilised culture with vibrant and lively festivals, the friendly locals will make your stay all the more enjoyable.

Campervan Friendly Campsites

Travel up through the city of Glasgow, cross the Skye Bridge onto the Isle of Skye and take a Calmac ferry from Uig to Tarbert. I would recommend visiting in June or July as they are the hottest months, with the longest days of sun and lowest average rainfall. There are two main campsites on the adjoining Island of Lewis that would be perfect for a trip in your campervan; Laxdale Holiday Park and Eilean Fraoich Camp Site with all that you would need from electric hook ups to clean, hot showers.

Embark on an adventure to the Isle of Harris in the Hebrides for an experience that you will never forget!

Make your holiday how you want it – that is what’s great about hiring a Tartan Campervan- you can tailor make it to what you want!

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